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See The Salmon Run Event

By on Sep 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the best things about the Collingwood area is the beautiful abundance of water and wildlife we have. The second best thing is the number of great, family-friendly events we have. The See the Salmon Run event celebrates our environmental diversity and is the perfect opportunity to get educated about the Blue Mountain Watershed. This event happens on September 23rd from 11am until 4pm at 609830 12th Sideroad in the Town of Blue Mountains. It is just west of the intersection of 6th Street and Grey Road 19 (also known as Osler Bluff Road). There is onsite parking for hundreds of attendees. Every year, salmon make their way up Silver Creek on their annual spawning ground. It is a beautiful and incredible sight to see and definitely something that should not be missed. Silver Creek is an important part of the watershed and is one of our regions few cold water streams, which makes it...

What’s Happening at the Collingwood Public Library this Fall?

By on Sep 8, 2017 in Collingwood things to do |

It was once said that libraries were dead as people downloaded books and no longer needed to borrow them. But that is definitely not the case, as libraries have evolved and aren’t just about books anymore. The Collingwood Public Library is definitely a treasure in our town, with a historic downtown location. Opened for business in 1903, it serves the residents of Collingwood and beyond. Check out all of the great happenings and events there this fall (and ongoing). Want to learn how to speak French? The library hosts a free weekly French speaking class for adults. Every Friday from noon until one, join with a French language tutor in a comfortable environment and get learning how to parlez vous Francais. You do need to register for this one first. Does your teen aspire to write? Why not have them join with other teens for the teen fiction writers group. Weekly at the library from...

Fall Activities in Collingwood

By on Aug 31, 2017 in Collingwood things to do |

  While ski lovers covet the winters in Collingwood and beach lovers covet the summer, fall could just be one of the best times to be here. With the colours of the trees and the abundance of fall activities, you won’t want to rule out a visit to Collingwood in the next few months. Hike/bike the Georgian Trail One of the best ways to see the leaves and all of the wildlife that come out once the weather cools is to take in the Georgian Trail. In the winter you can cross-country ski on it, but for now, use your two legs or your bike and check it out. Spanning 34kms from Collingwood to Meaford, this trail is definitely a fall must-do. Sit on a patio While patios seem to be relegated as a summer to-do, grab a sweater, a friend and enjoy the many outdoor patios that Collingwood has to offer. Take in a show Collingwood has some great theatre and the fall is one of the best times to catch a...

The Moonlight Market

By on Aug 24, 2017 in Collingwood business, Collingwood Events, Collingwood things to do |

With all of the hype over the solar eclipse this week, many in Collingwood may have forgotten about an important event – the Moonlight Market. This once-a-year event happens in downtown Collingwood and is just as magical as the solar eclipse. This year Moonlight Market will celebrate its fifth year. Our very successful Saturday morning farmer’s market holds a special event every September called Moonlight Market. In addition to the morning market from 8:30am until 1pm, the vendors will be open and ready for business on Saturday, September 2nd from 6pm to 10pm in their usual location, which is located in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Second and Pine Streets. Have dinner at one of Collingwood’s great restaurants or buy dinner at the market, then shop the other vendors for all the best in produce, meat, baked goods, artisanal foods, crafts and artwork. The market employs the...

Fun is For the Dogs in Collingwood

By on Aug 17, 2017 in Collingwood things to do |

Is your best friend 4-legged with a furry body and an ever-wagging tail? If so, Collingwood is a great place to live, because there are so many dog lovers and fun places for dogs and the people they own to go. Pawplar Park (also known as Dog Town) Opened in May 2009, this off-leash dog park has been very successful in Collingwood. You can spend the day there, frolicking with your pups, meet other owners and let your dog get some off-leash socializing in. Located at the Train Trail on Poplar (“Pawpler”) Side Road, there is ample parking at the water pumping station. There is five-foot fencing all around the park, so your dogs can run freely without a chance of escaping the area. There is a double gate at the entryway so you can safely bring dogs in and out without any running out when you open it. Note that dogs are not allowed in the pond, as it is a water supply pond. You can use the...

Highway 26 Improvements

By on Aug 12, 2017 in Collingwood News |

Collingwood is growing and getting improvements all the time. This time, the improvements are to our roadways, as the province has recently announced that they will be widening a stretch of Highway 26 to improve traffic flow and ensure families get home safely. With 22,500 vehicles travelling on this route daily, and that number growing, the province’s mandate for improving and widening the highway in Collingwood is to reduce congestion and improve road safety along that stretch, which is definitely a boon for the Collingwood community – for residents and visitors alike. The stretch of highway 26 from Sixth Line to Pretty River Parkway will be widened to five lanes and encompasses 1.6 kilometers. There will be two lanes in each direction and a shared median left turn lane. The intersection at Highway 26 and Hume Street/Pretty River Parkway will also be widened. Sixth Line will be...

Keys to Collingwood

By on Aug 2, 2017 in Collingwood Events |

As if Collingwood doesn’t have enough great events, The Keys to Collingwood Festival will again return to the delight of residents and visitors of the area. This one-of-a-kind event features 90 hours of performances on ten street pianos throughout Collingwood over the Civic Holiday long weekend. After the performances are complete, the pianos will remain on the streets for visitor use and enjoyment. What a treat for anyone in the area! In celebration of Canada’s 150th, each piano will display iconic images from all of our provinces and territories. The music will pay tribute to all genres including gospel, rock, classical, blues and jazz. Along with the performances all weekend, there will be a special evening farmer’s market on August 5th. In addition to their regular morning market every Saturday, the Market by Night will happen from 6pm until 10pm in its usual location (Pine and...

Collingwood Elvis Festival

By on Jul 29, 2017 in Collingwood Events, Collingwood things to do |

Officially Collingwood’s biggest event, the Collingwood Elvis Festival is known around the world. Happening this weekend (July 28th to 30th), visitors and residents are in for an epically-good time! Among the many performers who will be taking the stage this weekend, there are a number of other great events happening. With a huge street party that goes into the wee hours, there are many vendors, a beer garden, storyteller chat, gospel, dining with tribute artists, street dancing, and you can even channel your inner Elvis. The list of tribute artists and impersonators is huge and the competition to be crowned the best Elvis is fierce. You don’t want to miss the grand champion showcase, where the top 26 competitors will compete. The Grand Finals happen on Sunday. Both events happen at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena on the Showcase Stage and require tickets that start at $20. There are a...